Behavioral Health Billing and Alcoholism

  • Posted by Jason
  • On March 14, 2017
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Though there are several substance related disorders: Alcohol has always been one of the most common and contributes to 88,000 deaths annually as stated by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. There are several different assessments and tools discussed to determine the individual’s alcoholism problem ranging from misuse to severe dependence. It is […]
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The Effects of Marijuana Addiction

  • Posted by Austin Swim
  • On March 22, 2016
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  • behavioral health billing, behavioral health billing services, behavioral health business services, behavioral health coding, Claims Management, verification of benefits
Nowadays, there seems to be a trend of people who think that the effects of marijuana are relatively harmless. While it is true that marijuana is a far less dangerous substance than many other illicit street substances, this is inherently misleading. Marijuana is still a drug that is highly abused around the country, and it […]
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Coming Out to Your Family About Addiction

  • Posted by Austin Swim
  • On March 1, 2016
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Addiction is a deeply personal battle that many people have to face in their lives. There are many different parts of this battle that will challenge you to your very core. However, one of the most stressful parts of this fight involves having to tell the people you love about this mental battle that you […]
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Emergency Rooms Adopting New Opioid Standards

  • Posted by Austin Swim
  • On July 15, 2015
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More and more emergency rooms in the United States are adopting standards geared toward helping reduce the prevalence of opioid addiction. Most recently, 75 hospital emergency departments throughout Los Angeles County are updating their standardized treatment and opioid prescribing practices, to align with American Academy of Emergency Medicine guidelines and similar guidelines adopted by the […]
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Growing Healthcare Availability Means Growth in Behavioral Health

  • Posted by Austin Swim
  • On July 1, 2015
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Recent healthcare legislation and rebounding state budgets resulting in increased numbers of insured Americans have opened up some major prospects of growth in the field of behavioral health. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is very likely the largest catalyst for this expected growth, as it is steadily increasing the population of insured Americans who have […]
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Current Rates of Opioid Misuse and Addiction

  • Posted by Austin Swim
  • On June 1, 2015
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Updated statistics stemming from a study on the misuse of opioids and rates of addiction were recently published in PAIN®, the official journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain. The study at hand reported that around 25 percent—or even as high as 30 percent—of opioid drugs prescribed for chronic pain are misused, […]
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FDA’s Final Guidance on Development of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

  • Posted by Austin Swim
  • On April 7, 2015
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Because of the alarming rates seen in opiate and opioid abuse today, the Federal Drug Administration has been working on guidelines to help prescription drug developers in developing opioid drugs that have abuse-deterrent properties. Most recently, the FDA issued a final piece of guidance to assist industry in the form of a document titled “Guidance for […]
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Mental Illness and Addiction Similarities

  • Posted by Austin Swim
  • On February 13, 2015
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  • mental illness, substance abuse treatment
Is Mental illness the Cause or the Effect? Mental illness and addiction are often found together. People experiencing addiction are twice as likely to suffer mood and anxiety disorders, 6 in 10 people who have a substance abuse disorder also have a mental health condition. Experts are not sure what comes first because it’s not […]
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A Behavioral Health Billing Company Helping The Community

  • Posted by Austin Swim
  • On November 25, 2014
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  • behavioral health stigma, substance abuse stigma
  We created our behavioral health billing company because we have a passion for improving drug and alcohol treatment. Not only do we care about how coverage affects people in treatment, but we also care about coming up with new ways to spread mental health awareness and increase the community effort towards meaningful solutions. We’re proud to say that 10% of […]
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Behavioral Health Billing Services for Treatment Centers

  • Posted by Austin Swim
  • On November 13, 2014
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  • behavioral health billing, behavioral health billing services
Longer Authorized Stays For Patients Elevated Billing works tirelessly for their clients and patients in need of treatment. As far as We are concerned, every day authorized by insurance companies for treatment is a win for the consumer. We think treatment centers are going to be proud to associate with partners with the same grand […]
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